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American Horror Story: Roanoke Connects to Freak Show

The latest installment of the FX series will a reveal a direct tie to one of season four’s favorite characters.

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Ryan Murphy has previously stated that all the seasons of American Horror Story are linked. “They’re all connected,” he told EW in October of 2014 when discussing Freak Show. “We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.”

That tradition continues in this phase of American Horror Story as well. Fans have wondered how Roanoke will tie to others, and we’ve already seen Piggy Man — a call back to Murder House (In episode 6 of that first season, guest-star Eric Stonestreet is haunted by that legend).

But that’s not all. EW can exclusively reveal that AHS: Roanoke is also directly tied to Freak Show and, more specifically, to its immature psychopath Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock). Viewers will get a piece of the Mott family origin story. Teases Murphy, “We explain how the Motts began which is funny.”

The Mott family are not the only blasts from the past. Murphy says that there are many more AHS alums that will pop up on Roanoke. “Many, many, many that you have not seen in years that you have wanted to see,” he says.

American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays on FX. Watch Murphy tease the Motts and more in the video above.

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ROBERT TRACHTENBERG for EW